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Anerastia lotella
Sandhill Knot-horn

(Hübner, 1913)1432 / 62.069

Rare, mainly a coastal species but resident at Hartlebury Common, Worcestershire.

Poaceae spp., normally Ammophilaa arenaria at the coast. The Worcestershire specimens are smaller and darker than those on marram from the coast (ANBS). Larvae feed in the spring on the lower stem and roots from a tubular silk case covered with sand.

Comes to light and flies at dusk.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1979.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: c.19-27 mm
Flight: July/August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
11/06/20163VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
14/07/20072VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
11/07/1979+VC37 - WorcestershireSO87
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